Originally Posted by p_o_s_pc
doesn't look bad at all for a "modded" OEM build
hows that CPU cooler do for you?
Thanks Pos! Well that cooler you see in the pic did'nt do wonders for me(CM Vortex). I even tried lapping it but still no go! Load testing the processor with Prime95 had my core temps to 71 degrees celsius!
I think this was due to bad processor to heatsink contact because the vortex hsf did'nt have a back plate assembly for the mobo and thus made poor contact with the processor. What I did was reinstalled the stock foxconn hsf that came with the rig which had a backplate and voila! Temps were just 65 degrees celsius in Prime95!
Here is a pic of the Foxconn hsf I'm currently using right now:
As for the vortex hsf, what I did was took that 92mm fan and had it replace the 80mm case fan you see in my previous post! That 92mm fan does the job of sucking away heat from the case